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Center for
Conservation Biology

Creating Information Products that Enable Conservation

The Center for Conservation Biology is a research group within The College of William and Mary and the Virginia Commonwealth University.  The Center conducts primary research with applications to the management of land and bird species of conservation concern. The Center is dedicated to discovering innovative solutions to environmental problems that are both scientifically sound and practical within today’s social context.  Our particular focus is the development and distribution of information resources that are needed for effective, science-based conservation.  Such information is the vital currency that drives all aspects of conservation.  The Center serves as one of the principal advisors to government and non-governmental agencies responsible for the management and recovery of avian species at risk.  The Center provides opportunities for students, professionals, and the general public to learn about species and ecosystems at risk.